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  • Shooting at Florida school as students stage walkout

    April 20, 2018 2:49 PM 5

    A Florida high school student shot and wounded a classmate today as students around the country were poised to stage walkouts to protest gun violence. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, April 20 — A Florida high school student shot and wounded a classmate today as students around the country were poised to stage walkouts to protest gun violence. The Sheriff’s

  • More than 50 injured in train accident in Austria

    April 20, 2018 11:21 AM 6

    A train is seen after a crash in Salzburg April 20, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. — Picture courtesy of Christian Hennig via Reuters SALZBURG, April 20 — Fifty-four people were treated for injuries after two train carriages collided at a station in the Austrian city of Salzburg today, the state rail company OeBB said. The accident

  • North Korea seeks ‘complete denuclearisation,’ South’s Moon says

    April 19, 2018 10:50 PM 10

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Vietnam's National Assembly in Hanoi March 23, 2018. — Reuters picSEOUL, April 20 — North Korea has expressed its commitment to “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula and has not attached conditions, South Korea's president said yesterday, but Washington remains wary and has vowed to maintain “maximum

  • Iran, Iraq, Syria, Russia hold ‘anti-terrorism’ meet

    April 19, 2018 2:59 PM 7

    The coalition is set to talk about future cooperation. ― Reuters picTEHRAN, April 19 — Iran, Iraq, Syria and Russia held a meeting in Baghdad today of military and security officials to coordinate “anti-terrorism” efforts, the Iranian defence ministry said. “Cooperation in intelligence between the four countries for common aims and anti-terrorism missions

  • Cuba swears in Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro as president

    April 19, 2018 1:55 PM 7

    Cuba's President Raul Castro (left) and First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel arrive for a session of the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, April 18, 2018. — Reuters pic HAVANA, April 19 — Cuban Communist Party stalwart Miguel Diaz-Canel replaced Raul Castro as president today, a new chapter for the island after nearly sixty years of rule by the Castro

  • US calls for keeping up pressure on North Korea ahead of summit (VIDEO)

    April 19, 2018 9:42 AM 8

    GENEVA, April 19 — The United States will be looking for support at a meeting on a landmark treaty banning the spread of nuclear weapons “to continue to put pressure on North Korea to fulfill its obligations”, the US disarmament ambassador said today. “The United States remains committed to complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearsisation of North

  • US hopes for success in talks with Europeans on Iran nuclear deal

    April 19, 2018 9:40 AM 5

    US Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament Robert Wood attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva April 19, 2018. — Reuters picGENEVA, April 19 —The United State is hopeful of reaching agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address US concerns about the Iran nuclear deal, US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood told a news conference

  • Korean Air office raided in probe into ‘nut rage’ sister

    April 19, 2018 2:04 AM 8

    Cho Hyun-min, a senior vice president at Korean Air Lines and daughter of chairman Cho Yang-ho, arrives at Incheon International Airport, South Korea in this still image from MBC obtained by Yonhap April 15, 2018. — Reuters pic SEOUL, April 19 — South Korean police this morning raided the office of Korean Air Lines in Seoul as part of a probe into the youngest

  • SpaceX blasts off Nasa's new planet-hunter, TESS

    April 19, 2018 1:10 AM 13

    TAMPA: Nasa on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a US$337 million (RM1.3 billion) satellite that aims to scan 85% of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. "Three, two, one and liftoff!" said a Nasa commentator as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) soared into the blue sky atop a SpaceX Falcon

  • India’s Modi: Rape is a matter of shame for the country

    April 18, 2018 11:15 PM 7

    People participate in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in Kolkata, India, April 17, 2018. — Reuters pic LONDON, April 19 — Rape is rape and should not be politicised, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday, adding that recent sexual assaults were a matter